What I imagined the camp to be like was pretty different from what it was like. I didn't expect it to have a Jesus statue or a swimming pool. I’d say that my favorite part was hiking up and down the mountain to see the Jesus statue.
There were two types of sleeping conditions at camp one was a big white tent with bunk bed cots in it to fit the campers and counselors, and the other was up at a place called Aspen Grove where we slept out in the open. For meals up in the mountains at Aspen Grove, we had oatmeal in the morning for breakfast and different meals during the day like sandwiches and quesadillas for dinner.
A typical day we would play a game with a haky sack called pelt, hike, and talk.Skills I learned were how to purify water, packing up a mountain with big packs, rock climbing and learning to open up to people more. I enjoyed my time at YMCA Camp Santa Maria.